Accenture stock falls after earnings miss, while revenue topped forecasts

shares of Accenture PLC fell 3.3% in Thursday's pre-market trading on

thursday after the consulting firm announced third-quarter

fiscal gains that were unexpected as gains, providing an unfavorable outlook. 

Net income for the quarter ended May 31 rose to $ 1.79 billion, or $ 2.79 per share,

from $ 1.55 billion, or $ 2.40 per share, a year ago.

The consensus FactSet for earnings per share is $ 2.86. Revenue increased 21.8% to $ 16.16 billion, 

above the FactSet consensus of $ 16.04 billion as consulting revenue increased

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